Bill Russell is doing okay after falling during a speaking engagement Thursday in Nevada, according to Boston Celtics officials.

The Hall of Fame center was reportedly telling a story about Wilt Chamberlain to a roomful of people at the Hyatt Regency resort in Incline Village, when he started to sway at the podium, before falling backwards. Russell, 80, felt faint after the fall and was hospitalized out of precaution, but is feeling better. It was a scary moment for Russell, who immediately received well wishes from the likes of fellow Hall of Famer Charles Barkley and Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry. As of yesterday night, Russell was expected to fly back to his home in Seattle.

Russell won 11 NBA championships with the Celtics and most recently awarded San Antonio Spurs small forward Kawhi Leonard with the NBA Finals MVP trophy in his name last month.


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